staticSearch 1.3 released!

A new production-ready release of the staticSearch tool has been released:

This tool is already used in many Endings-compliant sites. This release contains several new features and improvements. You can see the full documentation here, along with a list of changes.

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Francotoile goes live!

A new entirely static Endings-compliant site has been published:

Dr. Catherine Caws's Francotoile project was first published over a dozen years ago, as a Tomcat/eXist application; it has now been entirely rewritten as a static site, using the staticSearch engine.

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staticSearch 1.2 released!

The second production-ready release of the staticSearch tool has been released:

This tool is already used in many Endings-compliant sites. This release contains several new features and improvements. You can see the full documentation here.

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staticSearch 1.1 released!

The second production-ready release of the staticSearch tool has been released:

This tool is already used in many Endings-compliant sites. This release contains several new features and improvements. You can see the full documentation here.

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staticSearch 1.0 released!

The first production-ready release of the staticSearch tool has been released:

This tool is already used in a number of Endings-compliant sites. You can see the full documentation here.

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MyNDIR goes live!

A new entirely static Endings-compliant site has been published:

MyNDIR is a long-term project by Trish Baer that was originally a Cocoon/eXist application. Trish attended our 2019 DHSI course on Endings, Endings: How to End (and Archive) your Digital Project, and has since worked with HCMC to restructure and redesign the site. Check out the fabulous results!

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Progress in Lockdown

We have just published three entirely static sites:

and we're about to publish a fourth, Trish Baer's MyNDIR.

All four of these are using recent versions of the Endings staticSearch tool, which now includes support for wildcard searches as well as booleans and a variety of different search filters. Check it out at the Despatches site.

This is a significant point in our work. Not only have we developed a set of rigorous principles for digital longevity; we have also applied them with complete success to a substantial number of projects. We have solved the search-dependency problem far more effectively than we expected to be able to; when we started Endings, we had no idea how to tackle it, and now we have search pages which are better, faster, more configurable and more elegant than what the old databases used to afford us. We have been able to take down two XML database applications, and when MyNDIR is published we'll be able to remove a third and shut down an entire Tomcat instance.

We're also able to demonstrate that multiple editions can live side-by-side, just like books on a shelf; MoEML 6.3 is still available, as is Despatches 2.0. There's no reason why we shouldn't keep them, and every subsequent edition, for ever if we want to and we can afford the disk space. At any point, the Library can take any or all of these editions and serve them itself without any server requirements other than any old web server.

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New Website Launched

We’re pleased to announce the launch of our new website in anticipation for a busy year in 2019. This site designed using the “beautiful-jekyll” theme by Dean Attali and consists of a series of flat Markdown files that are rendered as HTML by our host, Github pages. [Read More]
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